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. >>> well, this is a sad story. we learned today jesse jackson, jr. is being charged with conspiring to spend campaign funds on personal expenses. jackson allegedly conspired to spend $750,000 in campaign funds. sources tell politico those expenses are said to include a $43,000 rolex, home renovations, and fur coats, among other things. jackson issued a statement this afternoon saying he fully accepts responsibility for his mistakes. politico says prosecutors will recommend a prison sentence of between 46 and 57 months, and he had a career ready to go. jackson's wife also pled guilty to one count of tax fraud. i guess this is all a plea bargain. we'll be right back. >>> we saw with his nomination something truly extraordinary, which is the government of iran formally and publicly praising [ male announcer ] how can power consumption in china, impact wool exports from new zealand, textile production in spain, and the use of medical technology in the u.s.? at t. rowe price, we understand the connections of a complex, global economy. it's just one reason over 75% of our mutual funds bea
and social security? congresswoman jackson, over the next 13 day, it's a very critical time. your thoughts. >> absolutely. you know, i was on the floor of the house and making a comment about this pending tragedy, and indicated that those who have social security and medicaid and medicare, they actually earned it. they paid taxes, and they actually earned it for their time of need, for social security and medicare. and i was blasted by those who said earned it, well, i'm concerned because they did earn it. they worked and they deserved it. and now with this pending crisis, we know that as sequester comes and there are across-the-board cuts, and there is an attitude of looking for any dollar they can find, there is rumor that what the republicans are looking for is not to address solvency for social security, but really to end it as we know it, to cut medicare and to cut made mediterranean cade. so i see it, ed, as a very serious proposition, and the letter we sent to the president was to hold the ground on anything that would jeopardize social security for the american people, cpi and all
. >>> former congressman jesse jackson, jr. has reached a plea deal with federal prosecutors. nbc news has learned jackson signed papers admitting violating federal campaign finance law. under the terms of the deal, he would plead guilty to converting campaign contributions to personal use. sentence could range from probation to some prison time. what a sad story. good kid i thought and i still do. jackson resigned from the congress back in november. we'll be right back. ♪ if it wasn't for you ♪ don't know what i'd do ♪ i'd have nothing to prove [ male announcer ] zales is the diamond store. save 30 percent off an amazing selection storewide, now through sunday. i just served my mother-in-law your chicken noodle soup but she loved it so much... i told her it was homemade. everyone tells a little white lie now and then. but now she wants my recipe [ clears his throat ] [ softly ] she's right behind me isn't she? [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. let's say you pay your guy around 2% to manage your money. that's not much you think. except it's 2% every year. does
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jackson. robin kelly defeated debby hagelston who had an "a" rating from the nra. >> a lot of things happened in this race, including one of the top candidates dropping out and endorsing robin kelly. michael bloomberg's pack, a superpack he funds through his own personal wealth spent $2.2 million. lots of it in ads pointing out, as you did, her "a" rating with the nra. promoting robin kelly as the gun control candidate in the race. kelly spend $300,000. halverson, $200,000. you can see how much impact michael broomberg can have in a house race. >> thank you very much, chris cillizza. >>> john boehner used colorful language to describe what he hopes the senate will do with the sequester. today, it was harry reid's chance to respond. >> speaker boehner made harsh accusations, i'm not going to repeat them here on the senate floor. he thinks the senate isn't moving quickly enough to avert the sequester. the speak's charge is weak sauce, mr. president. >> weak sauce. joining me now is robert gibbs. former white house press secretary to president obama. weak sauce, what do we say about tha
let you get out of here. i do want to ask you about jesse jackson, jr., over the misuse of campaign funds. what's next for jesse jackson, jr.? >> well, the next step would be to have the announcement from the justice department with some more specifics. my colleagues at "the sun-times" have reported that the deal may not include a deal over what kind of prison time to serve and he thought he might have done better with the judge. the next step was to find out the details and exactly what he pled to. we also need to know if his wife now former alderman sandy jackson will get caught up with some kind of charges pressed against her because she served as his campaign manager and drew a salary from his campaign fund and is suspending from that fund that is at issue here. >> lynn sweet, chicago sun sometimes and we'll check in with you later. in fact, jim, i want to ask you about that cover in particular. it would be the republican savior cover. we'll talk about that in just a few minutes here. >> and you're welcome for the plug. >>> coming up, as if "time" magazine needs it, right? you'v
sooner. it's in illinois in the second district there. jesse jackson jr. quit his seat there, holding a special election to replace him. the primary happens a week from tuesday. this is a heavily, heavily, heavily democratic district. so it is pretty well accepted that whoever wins the democratic party is going to win this seat in congress. that's why we had 17 democrats announce that they were going to run for this seat when it first became open. in a field that crowded and in a ace that is this short, name recognition and perceived status is everything. right? whoever seems like the obvious choice, whoever seems like the obvious choice, whoever is running in that primary, who themselves is a former member of congress and left congress in good standing with all the name recognition and the status that brings with it, that person is not necessarily a shoo-in, but that person who left in good standing, that person is probably the front-runner. but in this case, in this election, there is a problem with that would-be front-runner there is a problem with her record. there is a problem wi
the presidential race. and we have news to report about that race. it's for congressman jesse jackson jr.'s old seat in illinois, which he resigned. it's a heavily democratic district. whoever wins the democratic primary a week from tonight is widely expected to win the seat. that's why at the outset, 17 different democrats said they would like a chance at this one. 17. however, over the weekend that primary field got less crowded in a significant way when illinois state senator toi hutchinson, one of the front-runners, dropped out of the race. the important context here is this. new york city mayor mike bloomberg's superpac has spent $2 million and counting on pro-gun reform ads in this district. on friday, the pac launched this ad, calling out toi hutchinson by name for having an "a" rating with the nra. the other under pressure for the same reasons is debbie halvor son, who also got an "a" rating from the nra. debbie halvorson responded by including gun safety as an issue for her campaign. there it, the second thing on her issues page, gun control and gun safety. debbie halverson also posted
. it is for congressman jesse jackson jr.'s seat, where he resigned. whoever wins that primary tonight is widely expected to win the seat. that is why, at the outset, 17 democrats said they would like a chance at the seat. 17, it got less crowded when the illinois state senator, toy -- toi hutchison dropped out of the race, on friday, the pac launched this ad, calling out toi hutchison, due to her rating with the nra. the other frontrunner under pressure from the pac is congresswoman deborah halvorson, who responded to the ads regarding gun safety, there it is the second page, gun control and gun safety. debbie halvorson also looked into the district with the ads against her. lest there is any doubt in the primary, this is the candidate that the super pac endorsed last week. this is who the pac endorsed against the two candidates who had the ratings. look at her website, robin kelly's campaign is centrally, almost totally now about her commitment to leading on gun safety. gun policy is the central point of this race at this point, which is, after all, our first federal race since the shootings since sand
that were doing desk duty in the police department, bring them out. reverend jesse jackson's marching. reverend acry and the ministers. i think a lot of people that were concerned has escalated concerns. i think it's got to lead to the whole national drive that many of us are in around gun control. >> but here's what's so interesting. let's look at the city of chicago where this is a horrific really crime wave for the past year plus. this is a city that doesn't have gun shops. it does not have gun ranges. it has some of the toughest laws. so why is that not working? >> that is exactly why you need national laws. because in the city of chicago there are no gun shops. in the city of chicago there are strict gun laws. but 20% of the guns confiscated in chicago come from a gun shop right outside of chicago. so unless you have national laws, you are not going to be able to do it with just local municipal laws because you can't build walls around the city. 20% of the guns they find come from one gun shop, which is just a couple of miles outside of the city limits. if you had national legisl
be considering gina mccarthy to be the new ep achieve to replace lisa jackson. she is a senior at the agency. could there be a romney in the center for massachusetts. the boston herald reports massachusetts republicans are trying to persuade mitt romney's wife in the seat vacated by john kerry and scott brown said he will not be running. we will talk about that story in a moment. as i mentioned, joe biden in germany at a security conference. it is the first foreign policy trip since he and president obama were reelected in november and syria was the main item on his agenda. >> we can all agree not on how or what we do, but the desperate plight of the syrian people and the responsibility of the community to address the play. >> kristin welker has more on this. what else did vice president biden say? >> good afternoon. we can tell you that vice president biden met with the russian foreign minster and the special envoy who is charged with overseeing the response to syria. this is certainly one of the key topics of conversation at the security conference in munich. the big question is what actua
and adviser to jesse jackson. he declared, "i did not run on the basis of race, but i will not run away from it." >> seven years later, ron brown was on a trade mission in croatia when he and 34 other people were killed in a plane crash. >>> today, president obama's looking forward to his state of the union address scheduled for thursday nig tuesday night, but this day in 2007, then senator obama went to springfield, illinois, to make an announcement. >> i stand before you today to announce my candidacy for president of the united states of america. >> reporter: at the state house where abraham lincoln called on a divided nation to unite, obama pledged to bridge a political divide, offering himself as part of a new generation that can build a more hopeful america. >> let's be the generation that makes future generations proud of what we did here. >> thank you. >> reporter: facing a field of political veterans, he played his newcomer status as an asset. >> i know that i haven't spent a lot of time learning the ways of washington. but i've been there long enough to know that the ways of washin
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